Notes from the Countdown Lounge
The Bird Dogs have a new CD. It's called 'Notes from the Countdown Lounge'. It was grown, cultivated, and harvested in that fertile region that sports as many names as the number of musical rivers that wind and intersect through and around it's broad and shadowy borders: Americana, Roots Rock, Cosmic American Music to name the most common ones. It's from a place where Bob Dylan resides, the Boss, the Band and Van the Man too. Certainly Gram Parsons was seen around those parts and characters from many a shady Grateful Dead tale have shuffled in and out of the territory. Add a new saloon to the long line that make up the exiles on it's main street: The Countdown Lounge, built and maintained by some old timers with some new tall tales, The Bird Dogs. Sixteen songs range from double shot rockers ('Outlawed By In Laws' and 'Running In Place') to smooth country ballads ('Last Friday Night' and 'A Wandering Eye and a Wondering Heart') with a splash of blues ('Twelve Hard Bars') and even a Christmas song ('This Time Next Christmas') for the year round lonesome. There are salutes to Rick Nelson ('Touching Down'), a nod to Roy Orbison ('Over and Over Again'), rockabilly worth a Sun burn ('More Than I Can Stand'), reggae ('Pity City'), soul (Everybody's the Same'), and an instrumental and lyrical approach that is as solid and vital as the sum of those styles that influence yet cannot define it. The Bird Dogs. Notes From the Countdown Lounge. The bar is open.